Macon State Prison – Georgia

Know someone locked up at Macon State Prison?  Macon State Prison is a state correctional institution in the Georgia state prison system, which is part of the Georgia Deparment of Corrections.  This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Macon State Prison,like:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number at Macon State Prison  Sending money and mail.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Macon State Prison
Year Opened: 1994
Type: MALE
State: Georgia
County: Macon County
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for Macon State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to someone at Macon State Prison, and use the street address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the item, and use the appropriate steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct protocol, the letter or package might get sent back.

Macon State Prison
2728 Highway 49 South 
Oglethorpe GA, 31068

Street Address / Prison Location


Macon State Prison

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (478) 472-3400
Fax Number: (478) 472-3524

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you visit someone in prison at Macon State Prison.

Macon State Prison


Take I-75 south to Exit 127. Go west (right) on Hwy 26 through Montezuma (through two traffic lights). At intersection of Hwys 26 and 49, turn left. Macon State Prison is approximately Ľ miles on the right.

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Phone Number

Macon State Prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are some times when it may be useful to know the telephone number to the prison.
(478) 472-3400

Prisoners may be able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to the inmate, but there might be times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to Macon State Prison.

(478) 472-3524

Email Address

The email address below is the general email address for the prison. You won’t be able to contact individuals using this email. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1506
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Macon State Prison you must use a specific process to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff open and read all received general mail and packages. Incoming general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or monitor any problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you have to address a letter or package to a prisoner at Macon State Prison:

Macon State Prison
2728 Highway 49 South 
Oglethorpe GA, 31068

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds into these accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the directions listed below:

The money must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, in which the inmate will not have access to the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have correct prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be accepted for deposit so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time moved to different prisons throughout Georgia, so sometimes you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Georgia state prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Macon State Prison, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
DAYS:Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L); State Holidays

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own rules for prison visits and these policies change often. The policies below may be out of date now, so make sure to also read Macon State Prison’s site to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is OK.

For everything shown below, check out the actual prison website as this info is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Macon State Prison prison records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Macon State Prison death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about Georgia parole process coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about release procedures for Macon State Prison coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Academic: GED, ABE, LRR, and ESOL
Counseling: Corrective Thinking, Family Violence, T4C, TOPPSTEP/Pre-Release, Morale Reconation Therapy, Reasoning & Rehab, Faith & Character Based Program Dorm, Heads Up, P4L, and M4C
Recreation: General Recreation, Arts & Crafts
Religious Activities: Worship Services, Marriage Enrichment, & Purpose Driven Life
Vocational/OJT: Computer Operations, Horticulture, Food Service, Barbering, Laundry, Custodial Maintenance, Career Clerk, and General/Office Clerk Library & Education

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Prison Life

Section about prison life at Macon State Prison to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Macon State Prison will be posted ASAP.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Macon State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Macon State Prison.

If you have any photos of Macon State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, click here: Macon State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Macon State Prison Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources available at Macon State Prison coming soon.


Macon State Prison history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Macon State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Georgia State Prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Macon State Prison Links

The official website: Macon State Prison Website
Macon State Prison Jobs

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Links

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Main Website
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Directory
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Map
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Jobs
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Most Wanted

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Victim Services
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Georgia State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Georgia State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Georgia State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Georgia State Prison Inmates
Georgia State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Macon State Prison

Have you ever spent any time at Macon State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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